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Richcraft Homes Receives Three Awards at 2016 SAMMY’s

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On Thursday, November 23rd, the SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards were held at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata. The SAM Awards, organized by Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association (GOHBA), honours the year’s best in print and digital marketing, model homes, sales centers and sales staff. This year Richcraft Homes was the proud recipient of three […]

Move In Ready home at Strandherd Meadows

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As stylish as it is spacious, this week’s featured move in ready home was previously a model home with great amenities, inside and out. Located in Strandherd Meadows, South of Ottawa, this neighbourhood is surrounded by numerous parks and community features, such as trails for walking, biking or jogging. For added features, we’ve included a stone fireplace […]

Move In Ready with Millwood

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Catch this week’s Move In Ready home in the Fernbank Crossing community. Nestled in the fast-growing area of Ottawa West, this two-story home has 3,245 square feet of space, four bedrooms, and a private library that can double as a fifth bedroom. Make the gourmet kitchen the social hub of the house, with an open floor […]

Move In Ready: The Stillwater

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It’s no secret that in the South end of Ottawa there is a beautiful community with numerous parks, an abundance of amenities and new schools to choose from. Inspired by the singular spirit of community, this weeks move in ready home, in Riverside South, is an ideal place to live, play and thrive! Step inside our […]

Move In Ready: Our Dellwood Home

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Meet small town charm and streets leading to bike paths, nature trails, local parks and your favourite local restaurants. These are just a few exciting features you’ll find with our Move In Ready home of the week! This single family home in Notting Hill is built on an upgraded lot and offers 2160 square feet, […]

Ready when you are: 5 reasons to buy a Move-In Ready home

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Richcraft communities feature condo flats, single family, executive towns and urban towns with award-winnings designs, energy-efficient features and the option to move in today! So, you’re looking for a new home and have heard about a variety of move-in ready options. But what exactly does that mean and how do you know if it’s the […]

The Energy Star Difference with Richcraft

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What does ENERGY STAR certified mean? Saving you up to 20 per cent, ENERGY STAR certified new homes are designed and built to standards well above other homes on the market. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label will have completed a process of inspections, testing, and verification that meet strict requirements […]

Interior Design: Boho Chic 2016 Trends

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It’s officially spring and it’s time to start cleaning. Thinking about dusting and organizing? Think again! Now’s the time to clear out the items you don’t love anymore. To help your creative process we’ve gathered 7 of our favourite trends to help you get the look you’ll want for this spring! If you’re inspired by […]

Hot off the printer – Our newest floorplans are in!

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Our new townhome designs for the Cobalt and Hudson have features that are sure to wow first-time home buyers and empty-nesters alike. With greater space and cleaner lines the Richcraft design team has shared some of their first impressions and favourite features. The Cobalt This urban-style townhome offers 1945 square feet with a solid oak […]

Richcraft’s new urban-style townhomes are bigger, brighter, and hipper than ever

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How do we describe our Fairhaven homes? Big, bright, hip and stylish! The Fairhaven is one of our most sought after homes. The feeling of a single family home at a townhome price. With nine feet high ceilings and an expansive great room, we know why homeowners can’t get enough of this executive townhome. The […]

The Richcraft Difference

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There are a lot of elements that go into building a Richcraft home, one being the Party Wall. The Party Wall consists of the materials that exists in-between unities in condo flats and walls in the town homes, keeping you safe. How? There are two requirements that the wall has to meet; one being fire […]

Welcome Your Friends to the Neighbourhood.

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Your neighbour could be your best friend. Did you know that you can earn cash when you refer a friend to Richcraft? Yes, you read that right, we want to give you cash. Alternatively you can choose to receive a $1000 design centre voucher! Who wouldn’t want to live in the same neighbourhood as their […]

Top 10 Reasons to Live Downtown

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1. Location, Location, Location If you are looking for a location with city buzz, then look no further. Living in the downtown area places you central to almost everything you need. 2. On Your Doorstep Step out of the building and you can discover trendy boutiques, amazing restaurants and more. From trendy Centertown to the […]

“Kitchens that fit spaces perfectly” by Potvin Kitchen & Cabinets

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Whether you find yourself shopping for your first home, or looking to finally simplify your responsibilities and square footage, the details of the kitchen layout can’t be overlooked when shopping for maximum value per square foot. Taking as an example the outlines of the Richcraft Urban Towns’ kitchen, the length of the layouts fit the […]

What’s new for 2016

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Was your New Year’s resolution to be on trend when it comes to your interiors in 2016? Get your mood boards at the ready, because here is the lowdown on the trends for this year. Scandinavian style Take yourself on a trip every day with a style that is chic, fresh and simple. Rebecca VanderMeulen […]

Back to black: A bold and beautiful design choice for 2016

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Black gets a bad rap; it’s moody, it’s scary, it’s dark and foreboding. But we’re not talking about cats here, nor the sky on the morning of a winding road trip. Black for the home is indeed a bold choice, but it’s one we love to make when the space calls for it. Visit the […]

Top 10 Reasons to live in Trailsedge

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The east end’s newest community is located just east of Blackburn Hamlet and south of Orléans. Residents of Trailsedge find the charm, intimacy and spirit of small town life in perfect balance with big city amenities. Cozy streets lead to biking paths, nature trails, neighbourhood parks, schools, sports facilities, big box shopping and the Highway […]

Top 10 Reason to live in Riverside South

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RIVERSIDE SOUTH is an established community with a wide range of well-crafted residences that exemplify the signature craftsmanship, style and elegance for which Richcraft homes are renowned. Set along inspired streetscapes in well-designed and expertly conceived neighbourhoods, these homes cater to every lifestyle and stage of life. But why should you live there? Rustic City […]

A Year of Richcraft Homes

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With the New Year just around the corner we’d like take this opportunity to look back on some of the highlights of 2015. JANUARY Centretown’s Hottest Condominium – Richcraft Bowery Project is now under construction in Ottawa’s Centretown area and now on the 12th floor. Condominium living with a New York vibe, we are building in […]

Tree trimming ideas with Richcraft

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With the holidays upon us we’ve teamed up with of Leclair Decor to create some seasonal mood boards for 3 of our models homes. Which one feels most like home to you? Fieldstone Urban Town Cambie Model Home Your style is simple and down to earth. You’re more inspired by the beauty of nature. Just like in our […]

Art Attack

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Art Attack When looking to add personality to your home take a look at your artwork. One of the great things about hanging art is that this can be a temporary solution that is easy to change with fashions, seasons and trends without painting or wallpapering a wall. Artwork can bring together a room, it […]

2015 GOHBA Award Winner – The Boundary

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Check out our Award Winning model in the category of Production Homes: Attached (2,000 sq. ft. or less) Richcraft Homes for the Boundary. Imagine winding down after a long day with a hot drink and a good book in this living room. For more about the Boundary  : Boundary      

Announcing the 2015 Housing Design Awards Finalists!

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In the categories of  Production Kitchen: (160 sq. ft or less) Richcraft Homes for the Boundary. Production Kitchen: (161 sq. ft or less) Richcraft Homes for the Greyhawk. Production Homes: Attached (2,000 sq. ft. or less) Richcraft Homes for the Boundary. Production Homes: Single Detached (2,001 – 3,500 sq. ft.) Richcraft Homes for the Greyhawk.

Summer Living Design Trends

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Think popsicle colours, beach settings and blank canvases to build on your decor this summer into fall. We have 10 top ideas for your home this season. Three in a row A hot look for any kitchen island is three of a kind lighting. This trend is ongoing and will be around for a while, […]

Oh so chrome!

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Chrome is no longer about functional, practical hardware, now people are steering away from the stainless accessories in their home, and going crazy for the chrome look. Richcraft designer, Melissa Leclair from Leclair Decor, says: “Metals are a great way to bring a different texture into a space to help add personality. Mixing metals is […]

Your New Home Forever at your Fingertips!

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It’s here! Our new website has launched!  With a fresh, exciting redesign, this site is ready for you to explore. A clean new look that is responsive and user-friendly means you can spend hours browsing beautiful homes and creating your dream house on any device, any time anywhere.   Creating your home on screen With our exciting […]

Which Style Are You?

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Richcraft has 4 featured styles of affordable luxury homes. Each one has its own unique design and feel. Keep reading to find out which style you are. Are you a Jade? Jade is fresh, urban, stylish, and contemporary. Equipped with a large private balcony, European-style designer kitchen, on the same floor as the living room and […]

Sammy Awards 2014 – The Bowery Condo + Lofts

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Best builder brochure – The Bowery Condo + Lofts The Bowery’s brochure is not only peppered with photographs and renderings of very urban folks, but also includes interviews with Kevin Martin of clothier Stroked Ego and Ivan Gedz of Union Local 613 Restaurant. Both businesses are in Centretown, and both men talk up the emerging […]

The Bowery: What you can expect

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived; one of Ottawa’s hottest new condo buildings is now under construction! What does this mean for the city of Ottawa? There’s a fun, sophisticated addition coming to Centretown. Think New York pizzazz meets Ottawa panache. Atmospheric post-industrial architecture, an eye-popping cosmopolitan lobby, and a street presence that […]

GOHBA Sammy Awards

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Year over year, Richcraft employees have worked long and hard to build on a reputation that still stands true – ”to provide discriminating homebuyers with a high quality, distinctive product through our signature beyond-standard features, award-winning design, attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction.” And this year, we’ve taken our commitment to another level. At […]

2014 Sammy Awards Best Sales Centre

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Best Sales Centre – The Bowery Condo + Lofts Looking for that dream neighbourhood that’s home to a growing roster of exciting things to do, both indoors and out? Then this is just the ticket for you. In Centretown, you can tend to your community garden plot one day and play a curling match the […]

Holiday Decorating

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With the holidays quickly approaching, were getting into the spirit of the season with music, parties and of course, holiday decorating. Here at Richcraft Homes we’ve come up with some holiday inspiration to get you in the mood to start decorating your own home for the festive season. Whether your hosting family or out-of-town guests, […]

Our Top 10 Events for 2014

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Can you believe 2014 is over already? We don’t know about the rest of you Ottawans, but time flew by for us this year, and that must mean we had fun, right? To find out, we pulled up all the old photos – finding great memories, from snow taffy making at Riverside South to ribbon […]